Spelling, AutoCorrect, and Reference Tools: Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint

Created: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, posted by at 11:21 am

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When you run a spell check, PowerPoint looks at each word you have typed and matches those words with the entries listed in its dictionary. If it comes across any word that the dictionary does not contain, it goes ahead and marks that word as misspelled. Yes, if a word does not exist within that dictionary, it is not necessarily misspelled! There are so many specialized words in different knowledge branches like medicine, research, law, computing, etc. that are not common. To counter this state of affairs, you can use specialized dictionaries. These dictionaries can be then loaded within PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs to give you a larger range of words to use.

To learn more, choose your version of PowerPoint. If we do not have a tutorial for your version of PowerPoint, explore the version closest to the one you use.

Microsoft Windows

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 365

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2016

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2013

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2010

Apple Mac

Loading and Using Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint 2011

Custom Dictionaries in PowerPoint

Tutorial Code: 05 08 12
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